The federal government has broken its silence after Nigerians frowned at President Muhammadu Buhari overstaying on his medical trip to UK.
Recall that the Nigerian president had left for a routine medical check in the UK on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with the presidency assuring that he will be back in Abuja by the middle of April.
However, after 15 days in London, it is not yet certain when the president will return.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, April 14, refused to disclose any specific date when Buhari will return to the country from London, This Day reported.
According to This Day, when he was asked about the matter after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Mohammed said:
“Today is Wednesday, this week finishes on Saturday. So, what’s the big issue in that one?”
The minister explained that the government was currently more concerned about the security challenges facing the country, The Punch reported.